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Week in Politics: August 24-30

Updated 1:34 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2012
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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Wednesday, August 29. Getty Images
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his wife, Ann, and running mate Paul Ryan arrive in their campaign bus to an event at a farm in Commerce, Michigan, on Friday, August 24. AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign event at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 28. AFP/Getty Images
Obama wipes the sweat from his face after speaking during a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 28. AFP/Getty Images
Supporters listen to a musical number at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday, August 28, during the Republican National Convention. AFP/Getty Images
A worker carries a net of balloons to decorate the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, August 24, for the Republican National Convention. AFP/Getty Images
A supporter listens as Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the village green park in Powell, Ohio, on Saturday, August 25. AFP/Getty Images
Political buttons are sold in Tampa as the city prepares for the RNC on Saturday, August 25. AFP/Getty Images
A woman wears a GOP elephant ring on the first day of the convention on Tuesday, August 28. Getty Images
Students cheer as President Obama speaks at Iowa State University on Tuesday, August 28. AFP/Getty Images
President Obama waves after speaking at Colorado State University on Tuesday, August 28. AFP/Getty Images
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie adresses supporters at the RNC on Tuesday, August 28. AFP/Getty Images
Ann Romney delivers Welsh cakes to members of the traveling press aboard the campaign plane on Tuesday, August 28, en route to Tampa, Florida. Getty Images
Monica Cabbler poses for photos in front of a U.S. flag after a speech by Obama during a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, August 29. AFP/Getty Images
Romney attends a victory rally at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill on Friday, August 24, in Commerce, Michigan. Romney's wife, Ann, and his running mate, Ryan, also spoke at the event. Getty Images
Protesters walk through the streets before the start of the convention in Tampa on Monday, August 27. Getty Images
Ryan speaks to supporters on Saturday, August 25, in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Getty Images